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This is the arrest photo for Brooklyn CORE member Al Gordon as a Freedom Rider. He also participated in the Route 40 Freedom Rides.

A Holocaust survivor, he was working as a history teacher in a Brooklyn public school at the time of his arrest.…

This is a photo of Arnie Goldwag (center, sitting, White male) and other members of Brooklyn CORE demonstrating at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York on July 30, 1963. The demonstration was against racial discrimination in the…

This is a photo of Yaphet Kotto who was Bronx CORE's vice chairman from 1963-64. Kotto has since become a well known and respected movie and television actor. This photo is a publicity still from his role in the 1973 James Bond film, 'Live and Let…

This is a July 29, 1963 photo of Long Island CORE member Ruth Schwartz sitting in the entrance of the Rochdale Park housing project. She was attempting to block the cement truck behind her.
The man standing talking to her is William Booth of the…

This is a mid 1960's photo of East River CORE member Sandy Feldman. Along with her husband, Paul Feldman (who was arrested at the Triborough Bridge demonstration in 1964), she was one of the Harlem CORE members who broke away to start East River CORE…

This is a photo of East River CORE member Sandy Feldman with Albert Shanker, head of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). The photo illustrates one of the stranger aspects of the history of Harlem CORE and the history of CORE in New York City. In…

This is a photo of East River CORE member Karin Berg. In 1963, when Harlem CORE member Blyden Jackson lost to Marshall England in the election for Harlem CORE chairman, he and other Harlem CORE members split and formed their own CORE chapter, East…

This is a 1964 photo of (left to right) Queens CORE chairman George Kaufman, Bronx CORE chairman Herb Callender and Brooklyn CORE chairman Isiah Brunson taken right before the World's Fair Stall-In. All three chapters, along with Harlem CORE,…

This is a May 5, 1964 photo of Queens College CORE chairmen Mike Wenger (right) and Stan Shaw (center). In the photo, they are receiving the Human Relation Award from B'nai Brith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world.
Queens…

This is a April 22, 1964 photo of East River CORE members Tom Kahn (White male) and Rachelle Horowitz (White female) at the 1964 World's Fair demonstration with James Farmer (holding 'Freedom Now' sign).

Kahn and Horowitz were founding members…